Ryan Ing reports he will launch a high altitude balloon with a 434 MHz Slow Scan Digital Video (SSDV) payload from the John Masefield High School Thursday, September 15.
The balloon’s transmitter should have a range of some 500-600 km for much of its flight permitting reception across the UK.
Ryan says: I’ll be doing my first launch around 10am Sept 15 from my sixth form in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Predicted to burst at 32km, landing somewhere near Leominster.
RTTY, 434.250 MHz, 300 baud, 770 Hz Shift, 2 stop bits and 8 bit ASCII. With SSDV
Online real-time tracking of balloons http://tracker.habhub.org/
Useful High Altitude Balloon, UKHAS and SSDV links https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/balloons/